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Using technology to make tours accessible

August 30, 2017

A group of technology accessibility experts working with more than 30 museums, galleries, outdoor theme parks and zoos across Australia to make their tours more accessible shares the importance of technology solutions and apps like the OpenAccess Tours app  towards a more accessible cultural life for persons with disabilities.




Barclays : | Money Talks

August 21, 2017

Barclays customers with disabilities in the UK can now send money securely, faster, easier, simpler, and virtually hands free by using the bank's mobile banking app.


Acessibilidade para pessoas com deficiência visuais em bibliotecas

August 17, 2017

Brazilian state officials together with Rep. Damasio have signed  the agreement for the "accessibility in libraries" project which will increase accessibility and inclusion in libraries for people with disabilities with the delivery of assistive technology equipment.


Collaborative Economy Drives Increased Mobility for People with Disability

August 15, 2017

An Australian tech company is currently developing a new online platform which aims to support the sharing of specially modified vehicles for commuters with disabilities in collaboration with transport companies, disability service providers, technology developers, and specialist rental firms across the country.


Onvia : Ed tech innovation a growing field for private contracting

August 05, 2017

An Onvia report suggests that with the increasing demand for Ed tech and blended learning in K-12 classrooms, there is also a growing need for accessible and affordable tech tools, improving disability access services, upgrades for smart lighting in government facilities and helping government agencies to better expand their IT capabilities and connect with different agencies.





CTU to implement new technology to help deaf people communicate

August 01, 2017

The Caribbean Telecommunications Union is now close to implementing the Caribbean Video Assistance Service which provides sight assistance for the blind and enables deaf people to communicate directly via the free Personal Universal Communicator application.


Sign Language decision brings much-needed hope

July 31, 2017

The Constitutional Review Committee recommended Sign Language to be the 12th official South African language in the country which advocates believe will grant the deaf community access to better educational opportunities, work places, and emergency services.